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  • Himanshu Singh

Idea #104 - The Beauty & Bleak(ness) of Darren Aronofsky

“When your mind becomes obsessed with anything, you will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere.” - Sol Robeson, Pi (1998)

Today we watched StudioBinder’s How Darren Aronofsky Movies Get Under Your Skin, The director behind films like Black Swan (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Mother! (2017), we studied a nuanced breakdown of every element the gifted filmmaker enhances and manipulates to his advantage, and brings to the table a masterpiece unlike any other.

Many of Aronofsky’s characters sink themselves neck deep in obsessive, compulsive passions, and are bound towards self-destruction. This he explores further in his characters through the

1. Story

2. Production design

3. Colour

4. Cinematography

5. Editing

6. Sound and

7. Music

Aronofsky delicately weaves and builds both his characters and the story through intertwining all of these elements together into one coherent substance. Going as far as associating a distinct colour and environment with the respective character, he makes sure the stories he tells stay with us long after we have watched and appreciated his craft.

Idea by: Himanshu Singh

Written by: Arya Kastwar

Curated by: Shweta Singh


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